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The Department of Chemical Sciences at the Università degli Studi di Padova hosts >90 tenure & tenure-track faculties and has an internationally recognized leading role in the development of interdisciplinary aspects of chemical sciences, with research projects supported by European and Italian funding. In particular, DiSC has hosted 6 ERC grantees so far. DiSC research contributes to molecular sciences for health, alternative energy sources, catalysis, sustainable chemistry, sensors and biomedical diagnostics. DiSC hosts two PhD Courses: Molecular Sciences ( and Science and Engineering of Materials and Nanostructures ( The DiSC currently hosts a total of about 1100 bachelor and master students, 80 PhD students and 50 post-docs. A quarter of DiSC postdocs and PhD students come from abroad, funded by European projects, international programs and private foundations. DiSC has been selected as a Department of Excellence by ANVUR (Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of University and Research Systems) to access nine million euro for the period 2018-2022, with the project NExuS: Nanochimica per l’Energia e la Salute (Nanochemistry for Energy and Health).